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Learn How You Can Save with our Central Valley Solar Experts

Researchers believe that by 2050 the world’s main source of electricity will likely be the sun. Amazing right? That means big change in the near future, and you might be wondering whether or not solar is a realistic option for you now. Out Central Valley solar company is here to help you understand solar power better and the process in which it’s created.

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How Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels Work

Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels convert sunlight to electricity. The most common types of PV solar panels are made of crystalline silicon solar cells. The electricity produced runs through an inverter that converts the direct current (DC) electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity that can power anything, most commonly an electric car or an entire home.

  • The entire process takes place in four steps:
  • The panels convert the sun’s light and energy into electricity.
  • An inverter converts the electricity from DC to AC so it can power items in your home.
  • The converted solar electricity goes through a meter and is useable at the outlets in your house.
  • Any extra electricity is sent back into the grid and credited to you.

The utility meter continually measures your electrical supply; when your solar power system produces more power than you need, the meter literally spins backward, accumulating credits with the utility company that will offset your next bill. Your home remains connected to the utility grid to supply you with electricity when you need more power than your solar power system has produced, such as at night.

Solar customers are making a better tomorrow and enjoying savings today.

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    It was an utmost pleasure to work with a company with employees that know their job and seem to enjoy doing the job right.

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    Their product is the best I have researched.

  • Site Assessment

    2 weeks We measure your roof and sun exposure.

  • System Design

    3-4 Weeks Our experts design your best custom solution.

  • Installation

    1-3 days Our professionals install panels in just a day.

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Do Your Part to Change the World,
and Make Money Doing it!

  • When your referral goes solar, you BOTH get $500!
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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How can SunPower by Hooked on Solar save me money?

    Investing in energy efficiency is a worthwhile endeavor, especially when you trust state-of-the-art, long-lasting SunPower photovoltaic panels. Our Central Valley solar experts work to give you the fastest possible return on your investment. Going solar may be able to greatly reduce your energy bills or eliminate them entirely.

  • How much do solar energy systems cost?

    Your costs vary based on the size of your residential or commercial property, its position to the sun, and your energy needs. Our experts always look at all these variables and more to design a solid system to works best in your unique situation and can bring you savings for years into the future.

  • What are the benefits of going solar?

    The number one benefit we hear from our clients is that they are able to save money on their energy bills. However, you are also doing your part to protect the environment and go green, ensuring a cleaner future for your children.

  • Are financing options available?

    Yes! SunPower® by Hooked on Solar offers a number of financing options to meet almost every budget, including zero down so you can start saving immediately. In addition to this, you could qualify for federal and state tax credits that can save you almost 50% on the initial costs of your solar energy system.

  • What makes SunPower PV panels different?

    SunPower is committed to using the latest technology to design beautiful, efficient photovoltaic (PV) panels that harness the most energy from the sun. These panels deliver unsurpassed results based on your custom, intelligent energy design